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      April 29, 2016

      Zuma suffers setback with new court ruling

      Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, suffered a damaging blow on Friday after a court ruled that a decision to drop...

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      April 29, 2016

      An elective in Africa: part one

      Just hours after I finished my accounting exam last week, I was in a minibus on my way to Heathrow airport. The...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      April 27, 2016

      Protesting Zuma on Freedom Day

      A man shouts slogans against South African President Jacob Zuma and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party...

    2. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Bob Diamond confirms discussions over Barclays Africa assets

      A company created by billionaire Ashish Thakkar and Bob Diamond has said it has had discussions over taking a stake in...

    3. April 19, 2016

      Battered ANC eyes local elections with apprehension

      South Africa’s ruling party boasted that more than 100,000 supporters would attend the launch of its manifesto ahead of...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      April 15, 2016

      Thousands protest against Zuma

      Thousands of South African main opposition party Democratic Alliance supporters march to the Constitutional Court to...

    5. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Zuma woes deepen amid internal ANC dissent

      South African president Jacob Zuma is facing a growing fight for political survival after prominent members of his own...

    6. Fast FT

      March 18, 2016

      Investec: 'negatively impacted' by rand's slide

      It should come as no great surprise but Investec, the South Africa-based specialist bank and asset manager, is warning...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      March 17, 2016

      Police aim at protesters

      A member of the South African Police Service fires rubber bullets on striking community members in Zandspruit, an...

    8. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      South Africa's Guptas offered finance job - Jonas

      Mcebisi Jonas, South Africa’s deputy finance minister, on Wednesday confirmed that a controversial business family...

    9. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      South African rand slides amid finmin spat with police

      South Africa’s rand plummeted by more than 3 per cent against the dollar on Tuesday as a dispute dramatically escalated...

    10. March 8, 2016

      South Africa: The power of the family business

      As South Africa grapples with arguably its deepest economic crisis of the democratic era, two names have become a...

    11. Fast FT

      March 7, 2016

      Old Mutual shares jump 11% on potential break-up

      The price of Old Mutual shares has jumped by 11 per cent in initial London trading and by 12 per cent in Johannesburg....

    12. March 2, 2016

      Steinhoff: out of Africa

      Last year, the Frankfurt stock exchange had its best year for new listings since 2007. But the biggest company to float...

    13. March 1, 2016

      Disposal of Africa business creates ‘clear vision’ for Barclays

      When Barclays chairman John McFarlane was asked last year if he would sell its large African business, he dismissed the...

    14. Fast FT

      February 26, 2016

      Rand dives 3.3% amid Zuma tensions

      The wheels have really come off the rand in the last hour as tensions flare within Jacob Zuma’s government. The rand...

    15. February 24, 2016

      Jacob Zuma has betrayed South Africa’s economic promise

      Of all those I encountered on a visit to Johannesburg last week, the person closest to the problems facing South...

    16. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      South Africa curbs government spending in new budget

      Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s finance minister, on Wednesday announced a series of taxes rises, including a new levy...

    17. Fast FT

      February 19, 2016

      Steinhoff makes approach to Home Retail Group

      South African retailer Steinhoff has made an approach to Home Retail Group, the UK chain that owns Argos and Homebase...

    18. February 18, 2016

      Anglo American aims for $1.3bn bond buyback

      Miner Anglo American is seeking to buy back up to $1.3bn of its bonds from investors — about half of the short-term...

    19. Fast FT

      February 18, 2016

      Anglo American to buy back up to $1.3bn of bonds

      Miner Anglo American is seeking to buy back up to $1.3bn of its bonds from investors, about a quarter of the total debt...

    20. February 18, 2016

      A requiem for Anglo American, the octopus of South Africa

      It is a short walk from the imposing former headquarters of Anglo American at 44 Main Street, Johannesburg, to the...

    21. February 14, 2016

      South African authorities accused over Glencore coal mine deal

      Allegations have emerged that South African authorities put pressure on Glencore before it agreed to the sale of a coal...

    22. February 14, 2016

      Anglo American: Survival plans

      Sitting a few miles from Table Mountain at the tip of South Africa, where Anglo American started out on its path to the...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      February 10, 2016

      Waiting for justice

      Thousands of South African opposition Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) supporters, wait outside the constitutional court...

    24. February 5, 2016

      Lunch with the FT: Julius Malema

      For a supposedly dangerous revolutionary, Julius Malema looks a lot like a giant baby. As I enter the room, the...

    25. February 3, 2016

      South Africa’s rainbow starts to fade

      In Church Square, Pretoria, nasty loops of barbed wire surround the top-hatted bronze statue of Paul Kruger. Last year,...

    26. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Fastjet expands route network across Africa

      Fastjet, the African budget airline which warned in December that sales would be lower than forecasts in 2015 and again...

    27. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      AB InBev climbs in Johannesburg debut

      Trading in Anheuser-Busch InBev’s new Johannesburg listed shares is looking positive. Two days after selling a $46bn...

    28. December 16, 2015

      Barclays reviews Africa strategy

      Bob Diamond, the former chief executive of Barclays pushed Africa as one of the bank’s biggest growth opportunities....

    29. FT Photo Diary

      December 16, 2015

      Protesting against Zuma

      Some of the thousands of people marching against South African President Jacob Zuma after President Zuma fired two...

    30. December 16, 2015

      Barclays: out of Africa

      Imagine you were building a bank from scratch. Start with retail banking. A credit card operation comes next — it...

    31. Fast FT

      December 10, 2015

      MTN's rating sliced by Fitch as Nigeria fine looms

      South African telecom company MTN had its rating cut by a notch to “BBB-“ on Thursday, by agency Fitch which cited...

    32. December 9, 2015

      South African rand dives after finmin sacking

      A shock move by the South African government to replace its finance minister has sent the rand into a tailspin. The...

    33. The Exchange

      December 4, 2015

      Nigeria and China deals: what's the benefit for us?

      China-Africa economic relations have seen a remarkable deepening over the last two decades, as part of a trend of...

    34. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2015

      Five popular myths the China-Africa Summit should help dispel

      Chinese premier Xi Jinping’s visit to Africa this week will certainly cause an uptick in the hubbub in the China-Africa...

    35. December 3, 2015

      China and Africa: Xi Jinping surveys an altered landscape

      After 15 years of rising trade and investment in Africa fuelled by China’s appetite for natural resources, Beijing is...

    36. December 3, 2015

      China and Africa: trade relationship evolves

      Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader, is in South Africa for this week’s triennial Forum on China-African Cooperation amid...

    37. December 1, 2015

      South Africa corn prices at 20-month high

      A prolonged drought and currency weakness in South Africa have pushed corn prices to fresh 20-month highs, raising...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      November 24, 2015

      Municipal discontent

      Members of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) protest in front of the Nelson Mandela Bridge in...

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